a video with elected officials from Hauts-de-France resurfaces

In France, any person who has had contact without a mask with a positive person is considered a contact case ” face-to-face, less than 2 meters, regardless of the duration “Or have been, indoors, in the same room,”
for at least 15 consecutive minutes or cumulative over 24 hours
“. Three times already, the Prime Minister had been in contact with Covid-19: in September 2020 during the Tour de France after sharing the car of the director of the competition, Christian Prudhomme, a second time following a dinner with Emmanuel Macron in December, then in June, after Mr. Castex’s wife contracted the disease.

Monday evening, the services of Matignon assured that the head of government had “
always strictly observed barrier gestures
“, Estimating that” it happened to many parents to be infected by their children
“Minors under 12 years old, ineligible for vaccination, Le Parisien indicates.

An assertion that ticks on social networks. Internet users also point to its lapses in terms of barrier gestures in recent weeks. Latest proof, filmed by a journalist from La Voix du Nord, his handshakes with elected officials from Hauts-de-France, during the Congress of Mayors, last Tuesday.

A behavior that had already detonated last week, while the government insists on barrier gestures. President Emmanuel Macron recalled their importance a week earlier in his speech.

« Handshakes, we try to avoid them as much as possible, Matignon replied, then the video was circulating. We are careful, but at times it is obviously complicated if we do not want to cut ourselves off from the world, if the Prime Minister wants to be in contact with the French and elected officials. The Prime Minister is always accompanied by his aide-de-camp on the ground, after shaking hands, he always gives him hydroalcoholic gel ». «
We are all human
“, Added government spokesman Gabriel Attal, after the Council of Ministers, conceding that” there can be from time to time a moment of inattention, a gap “before ensuring that” all members of the government respect the health protocols which are decreed ».

Ten ministers called to be tested

After Matignon’s announcement this Monday evening, indicating that Prime Minister Jean Castex had tested positive for Covid-19, ten ministers from his government will have to be tested to verify whether or not they have contracted the virus.

See also  #SanosEnCasa: healthy eating | Prevent

According to BFMTV, the ministers concerned are: the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin; Keeper of the Seals Éric Dupont-Moretti; the Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly; the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot; the minister responsible for small and medium-sized enterprises Alain Griset; the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu; the Minister responsible for relations with Parliament Marc Fesneau; the Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune; the Secretary of State for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne and Geneviève Darrieussecq, the Secretary of State attached to the Minister of the Armed Forces.

This morning, Gérald Darmanin was live on the France Inter set. He tested negative on Monday evening.

« The ministers who have been in contact with him in recent days and likely to be considered as contact cases, were also informed by us this evening. “, Indicated the chief of the cabinet of Matignon to his colleagues of the government, in a message consulted by BFMTV.